Remember the 3D craze from about ten years ago? Both TV and smartphone manufacturers have been racing to announce some sort of 3D viewing capability on their devices, but the technology has finally been pushed out. ZTE used MWC to announce an interesting experiment with the nubia Pad 3D – the first Android tablet to offer glasses-free 3D viewing.
Nubia 3D Pad screen
nubia Pad 3D was jointly created with Leia Inc – a company focused on 3D display devices and content services. The nubia Pad 3D offers a 12.4-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, a refresh rate of 120Hz, and an aspect ratio of 16:10. The board has Leia Inc’s proprietary DLB layer with its own Leia 3D Lightfield mode and you can also convert standard 2D content to 3D in real time using the built-in conversion software.
nubia Pad 3D tracing and converting 2D to 3D
There are dual 8MP front cameras that are used to track the user’s face to provide a glasses-free 3D viewing experience. And not only can you view 3D content, but you can also take 3D photos and videos as well as scan objects using the dual front cameras in addition to the 16MP cameras on the back of the tablet.
The nubia Pad 3D is equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chipset and 128/256GB of storage, expandable via microSD card slot. The tablet comes with a 9,700mAh battery with 33W fast charging and runs Android 13.
ZTE and Leia Inc’s partnership extends to the software side as the Pad 3D comes pre-loaded with several Leia 3D apps as well as the Leia Appstore featuring over 50 3D games as well as 1200+ 3D educational apps.
ZTE nubia pad 3D will be up for pre-order from March 25th while open sales are scheduled for April 11th Pricing details are yet to be confirmed.